It seems impossible to avoid getting calls from telemarketers. My phone number is on the do not call list. I don’t give out my phone number to any business that really doesn’t need it, yet I still end up getting between five and seven calls from telemarketers every night. My wife and I usually screen any calls from unknown or toll free numbers, because if the caller has legitimate business with us they will leave a message. Tonight was a little different though, I answered one of the calls. Well, I picked up the phone anyway, but I let them listen to my son. He was screaming at having been awakened by the phone ringing. I don’t know how long the telemarketer waited before hanging up, but I hope it was long enough to think about how rude their job really is. I like to think of it as a grass roots effort to drive the telemarketers out of business. If I can convince enough of the telemarketers to quit their jobs it’ll drive up the salaries and cut into the profit margins of the companies engaged in such practices.
That’s my dream anyway.